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Francis Ford Coppola • Sept/Oct 03

Pick up the latest issue of Cigar Aficionado, and read Francis Ford Coppola's behind-the-scenes account of the making of The Godfather, gangsters on and off the silver screen, the best arms in the NFL, a legendary '64 Don Candido, a salute to Compay Segundo, La Aurora's 100th and much, much more.

Features

The Godfather Speaks

The Godfather Speaks

Francis Ford Coppola is one of America's greatest movie directors. Ever. He has been associated with some of the most compelling films of the late twentieth century, from …

Celluloid Gangsters

Celluloid Gangsters

James Cagney as William "Rocky" Sullivan in Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) Cagney is known for playing tough guys with an edge of pathos. In Angels , Cagney portrays …

Deadly Dons

Deadly Dons

Alphonse "Scarface Al", Capone Chicago America's most notorious criminal, Capone evolved from a murderous thug to an astute "businessman" whose stranglehold on bootlegging, …

Golf Getaways

Golf Getaways

The urge to escape, to retreat, to get away from it all comes upon us irresistibly. When the rigors of business and domestic life empty the psychic coffers of inspiration and …

Who Wants to Be a Poker Millionaire?

Who Wants to Be a Poker Millionaire?

That a poker game is poised to start at the Bellagio is not exactly news. Even that it's a tournament with a $25,000 buy-in—the highest in history—won't stop the presses. Take …

Lord of the Skies

Lord of the Skies

Ever since Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack made the Learjet 24 their aircraft of choice in the mid-1960s, the sleek executive plane with the signature T-tail and stiletto-nose …

Profile: The Scion of Sea Island

Profile: The Scion of Sea Island

His real name is A.W. Jones III, but most friends and family in Sea Island, Georgia, refer to him as Bill Three. He's the fourth-generation chairman and chief executive officer of …

The Arms Race

The Arms Race

Take a glance at the all-time quarterback rankings in the National Football League record book and you might walk away cursing. At the least, you'll be flabbergasted at the number …

Cigars

Cigar Diary: Me and Compay

Cigar Diary: Me and Compay

The death of Compay Segundo at 95 is a loss for the worlds of music and cigars.

Milestones: 100 Years of La Aurora

Milestones: 100 Years of La Aurora

The Dominican Republic's first cigarmaker celebrates its century mark

Ratings from this Issue

93
points

Partagas Lusitania

Issue Date: October 1, 2003
Partagas Lusitania
93
points

Saint Luis Rey Corona

Issue Date: October 1, 2003
Saint Luis Rey Corona
92
points

Romeo y Julieta Belicoso

Issue Date: October 1, 2003
Romeo y Julieta Belicoso
92
points

El Rey del Mundo Choix Supreme

Issue Date: October 1, 2003
El Rey del Mundo Choix Supreme

Up Front

The Truth About <I>The Godfather</I>

The Truth About The Godfather

They say that the reporting of a news event is the first draft of history. But sometimes it takes years, even decades, for those first impressions to be distilled down to their …

Out of the Humidor

Out of the Humidor

Dear Marvin, I read the editors' note in the August 2003 issue of Cigar Aficionado with sad amusement, especially given the location of the smokers' predicament. But …

The Good Life

Robert Talbott Seven Fold Tie

Robert Talbott Seven Fold Tie

Once long ago in college, a professor lifted the end of his thick, gaudy '70s-style necktie and explained to anyone who would listen that the mark of a great tie had something to …

Nike Golf Oz Putter

Nike Golf Oz Putter

One of the golfers in my foursome is curious. "Where's the rest of that putter?" he asks. The club does appear to be missing something, and invites comment. It has the …

Graham's Vintage Port 2000

Graham's Vintage Port 2000

While the English tradition of laying down young vintage Port for the birth of a child or godchild continues, the custom is no longer exclusive to the cellars of Britain's …

LeRoy Neiman Golf

LeRoy Neiman Golf

It is all fairways and greens with the LeRoy Neiman Golf from S.T. Dupont—an idyllic pen and lighter set with no stomping, no yelling or tantrum throwing. A slice always straighte…

Electronic: Yamaha Silent Guitar

Electronic: Yamaha Silent Guitar

Musicians call intense practice woodshedding because that's where you'd traditionally take your ax if you wanted to rehearse out of earshot of audience and critics. With the …

50th Anniversary Corvette

50th Anniversary Corvette

When the first Corvette hit the streets precisely half a century ago, it looked ready to take on the world. But as that era's classic doo-wop song went, it was little more than …

Hampton City Watch

Hampton City Watch

You arrive in New York's Grand Central Terminal, walk through the cavernous stone hall and step out to the bustling streets of the city. The smells, noises and sights of Manhattan …

Ultimate Tailgate

Ultimate Tailgate

Afine line divides insanity and practicality at a tailgate party. You don't want to be lumped in with those face-painted fanatics sporting a 100-gallon oil-drum-turned-grill and …

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

It's the largest hotel and one of the tallest buildings in New Jersey, but in this instance at least, it isn't size that matters, but how it's utilized. The Borgata Hotel Casino & …